Ketner Center, 1997
Ketner Science and Technology Center, renovated in 2014
Canterbury’s first permanent building, was completed in 1997. Made possible by leadership gifts from the families of Ralph and Robert Ketner, the building served for many years as a gym and multi-purpose space. In 2014, it was renovated into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classroom building, and is now Ketner Science and Technology Center. It houses classrooms, labs, a maker’s room, and offices.
Armfield Hall, 1999
Canterbury’s middle school classroom building, Armfield Hall, was completed in 1999. It was named in memory of Britt M. Armfield, William J. Armfield III, Edward M. Armfield, and in honor of Britt M. Armfield II.
Phillips Chapel, 2003
Made possible by a lead gift from Kermit and Monica Phillips, Phillips Chapel stands in the center of the Canterbury campus. Designed by the well-known architectural firm Cram & Ferguson, the 450-seat chapel was dedicated in 2003 by The Rt. Rev Michael Curry, then bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. The gothic-style chapel features cathedral chairs rather than fixed pews, creating a flexible space. Stunning stained glass windows were designed and made in France.
Fry Hall, 2003
Canterbury's lower school classroom building, Fry Hall, was completed in 2003. The building was named in honor of Fielding Lewis Fry, a civic leader and mayor of Greensboro in the mid-20th century, by his son-in-law, the late Richard Reed DeVane.
Kelly Bell Tower, 2004
The Kelly Bell Tower, next to the lower school playground, was given in honor of founding Board of Trustees President Richard Sterling Kelly III and his wife, Susan Stafford Kelly, for their role in the school’s founding. Donors included the Kelly and Stafford families, trustees, and friends. It was dedicated in 2004.
Berry Hall, 2005
Berry Hall serves as the student center at Canterbury. The building was gift from the family of Ray and Beverly Berry and opened in 2005. It houses a stage for performances, event space, a catering kitchen, and room for students to eat lunch when the weather doesn't permit outdoor lunches.
Stafford Arts Center, 2009
An anonymous donor made the lead gift for Stafford Arts Center, named for Aurelia Fulton Stafford, a Canterbury grandmother and long-time supporter of the school. The building houses art, music, and dance classrooms in addition to offices, a conference room, and an art gallery. It was dedicated in 2009.
Haley Athletics Center, 2013
Haley Athletic Center holds two full-sized basketball courts, an above-ground track, workout room, classroom, meeting room, and training facilities. Canterbury grandparents Lynn and Mike Haley and their family made the lead gift.
Vetter Greenhouse, 2016
In 2016, Vetter Greenhouse was added to the commons side of Ketner Center. The greenhouse, given by Debbie and Steve Vetter, Canterbury parents and grandparents, was built in England and shipped in pieces to the United States. Specially trained builders put the greenhouse together.
P. David Brown Hall, 2021
Canterbury’s library and administrative offices are housed in P. David Brown Hall, which was named for a long-time supporter and Canterbury grandparent, P. David Brown. Completed in 2021, the building is the last in the master plan envisioned by Canterbury’s founders. Brown Hall includes a welcome center, administrative offices, a school store, a flexible large meeting room, and a smaller conference room. The heart of the building is the 2,300 square foot library.